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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 9th March 2019

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. OnceWasTim says:

    Sometimes TS is a bloody hard row to how eh?
    But only slightly worse than having to listen to a Plunket and Grant on a Magic Mission when there is fuck all else available travelling through the King Country.
    @ Martyn – are you getting desperate?

  2. sumsuch says:

    This is the apt forum, that no one is attending is usual. Like WW2 everything now is secondary to fighting Climate Change. Knit, macramé, tatt as you like but anyone who claims to be serious addresses this first.

    By the way when I’m right we’ll be held accountable for our speech if we don’t swing it for democratists.

  3. Jenny - How to get there? says:

    Kiwibuild to be for landlords

    Kiwibuild houses stand empty because low income families can’t afford to buy them.

    Now the government are considering building them for private landlords to rent out.


    Madison Reidy, Business reporter


    The government is looking to support property developers to build homes to lease or rent, rather than to sell….

    …..”It is at an early stage but I think it is a particularly promising thing,” Mr Twyford said.

    What the Hell?

    Is this a misquote?
    Is Madison Reidy spreading ‘Fake News’

    Surely this can’t possibly be right

    Haven’t we got enough private landlords milking low income families already?
    Subsidising private developers was bad enough. Now Kiwibuild is subsidising private landlords. Has Phil Twyford lost his mind?

    You gotta be joking

    Even contemplating such a move is political suicide..

    Seriously, How can this possibly work?

    Will the government rule that the private landlords who buy these houses, will not be allowed charge more than a quarter of the income of their tenants, as is the case with State House tenants?

    Or will the private ‘Kiwibuild’ landlords be allowed to charge market rents?

    How could this possibly solve the housing crisis?

    There is no real shortage of rentals, there is a shortage of affordable rentals

    ….A researcher at CBRE, Tamba Carleton, said the government needed to look harder at the idea of building homes to rent long-terEm.

    “We need to look at what has happened overseas and the potential that build-to-rent has to improve the lives of renters, while providing a return to investors.”

    This is New Zealand you are talking about, Mate. We have a long history of building and renting out State Housing at one quarter of a family’s income.

    What is wrong with the State building houses and renting them out?

    That model was a tremendous success, housing generations of New Zealanders as well as keeping a competitive lid on private rentals. And, making a return for the government.


    John A. Lee, John A. Lee, John A. Lee, John A. Lee

  4. Jenny - How to get there? says:

    “Israel is not a state of all its citizens,” he wrote. “According to the basic nationality law we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people – and only it.”

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, March 11, 2019

    What would the people of the world think if a German leader, ever made a statement like this?*

    “Germany is not a state of all its citizens,” he wrote. “According to the basic nationality law we passed, Germany is the nation-state of the German people – and only it.”

    *They would think, and rightly so, that, that German leader was a genocidal fascist


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